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Partnership boosted by city's innovation, development potential

By YUAN SHENGGAO | China Daily | Updated: 2022-05-31


An engineer works at industrial internet service provider Morewis in Xiamen Torch Development Zone for High Technology Industries. CHINA DAILY

Xiamen recently announced the construction of a digital industrial computing center, as part of its efforts to promote industrial and trade cooperation among the BRICS countries of Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa.

The center, developed and constructed by Xiamen Torch Group, will be built into an innovation base for the digital industry. It marks the first large heterogeneous computing center in Fujian province and is the only industrial data center for the new industry in the province.

The center is positioned to serve the BRICS partnership in the new industrial revolution innovation. It will provide the industrial field with cloud computing services in sectors such as simulation, rendering, software and design, according to local officials.

With the accelerated transformation of traditional industries, Xiamen has achieved remarkable progress in the industrial internet development.

One of the shining examples, Morewis Cloud, has been listed as a national cross-field industrial internet platform by the Ministry of Industry and Information Technology this year. Developed by Morewis, a high-tech company in Xiamen Torch Development Zone for High Technology Industries, the platform aims to provide industrial enterprises with solutions and applications of manufacturing systems to help their digital and intelligent transformation.

At present, Xiamen has seven businesses designated as pilot and demonstration enterprises of intelligent manufacturing at national level, 21 at provincial level and 52 at city level. The city is home to 16 city-level workshops for intelligent manufacturing. Moreover, it has a total of 769 businesses featuring the development of informatization and industrialization.

This year, the city said it will foster 15 new micro, small and medium-sized industrial enterprises to empower more industrial internet platform suppliers including Huawei, Kingdee and Tencent. It also plans to promote the service operations of the BRICS industrial sharing platform and the BRICS digital technology standards innovation demonstration platform in a bid to support the digital development of businesses from the BRICS countries.

As a special economic zone, Xiamen is a forerunner of China's reform and opening-up. The city has made practical cooperation with other BRICS countries since it became the site of the BRICS Partnership on New Industrial Revolution Innovation Center in 2020.

In 2021, Xiamen launched the construction of the BRICS Future Innovation Park in the third phase of Xiamen Software Park in the city's Jimei district. The park covers an area of 200,000 square meters, with 140,000 sq m set for scientific research buildings.

The park is built to introduce new industrial projects of BRICS countries to the city and establish a new cooperative platform for the BRICS projects revolving around industries including 5G, big data, artificial intelligence and cross-border e-commerce. So far, the park has attracted a great number of BRICS-related projects, which are involved in talent cultivation, high-tech industrial transformation and entrepreneurship.

Xiamen will roll out at least 50 benchmark projects in terms of the new industrial revolution and set up a BRICS industry fund this year, according to the city's plan.


A San'an Optoelectronics employee conducts research in Xiamen. CHINA DAILY

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